Chief of Staff to the Ebonyi State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Offor Okorie has been quietly redeployed in a surprise reshuffle that swept away commissioners in many powerful ministries.

Apart from the Chief of Staff, other commissioners touched by the redeployment to different portfolios include those of Finance, Land, Environment, and Commerce and Industry.

The role call of affected commissioners, advisers and permanent secretaries include the following:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Agwu, Permanent Secretary at the Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB) has been moved to Government House in acting capacity as Chief of Staff.
  • Dr. Okorie moves from being Chief of Staff Government House to the Chairmanship of EBBC Governing Board.
  • Mrs Chinwe Okah moved from the Ministry of Budget and Planning to Market Development and Management.
  • Prof. Ogbonnaya Chukwu moves from the ministry of Finance and Economic Development to Commerce and Industry.
  • Chief Moses Oshibe moves from the ministry of Lands and Survey to the Ministry of Rice mills Development.
  • Hon. Barr. Orji Uchenna Orji moves from the Ministry of Information and State Orientation/ Acting Commission Human Capital Development and Monitoring to Ministry of Information and State and Orientation.
  • Chief Emmanuel Uguru moves from the ministry of Environment to that of Lands and Survey and,
  • Comrade Jonah Egba moves as Commissioner for Solid Minerals Development Communities to the Ministry of Environment.
  • Also affected is Chief Donatus Njoku who moves from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to that of Solid Minerals Development Communities.
  • Mrs Mojitude Ekuma former Special Adviser (Finance) is now Acting Accountant General while her colleague Mr. Emeka C. Nwankwo, hitherto Adviser ICT will combine the role as SA Finance and ICT.
  • Mrs Chinyelu Udoku moves as SA-Women Affairs Central to SA-Capital City.
  • Princess Francisca Okeke moves from SA-Women Affairs(South) to SA-Market(Lot1).
  • Mr Emeka Kerian Ofoke moves as SA-Media to SA-Market(Lot 2).
  • Mr Chukwuma S. Ofoke moves as SA-Housing to SA-Market (Lot 3).
  • Mr Philip Eworo moves as SA- Pulverisation plant to SA-Market( Lot 4).
  • Mrs Nwakaego Nworie moves as Executive Assistant to the Governor to SA-Market (Lot 5).
  • Mrs Christiana O. Ukwuta moves as Accountant-General to Permanent Secretary, UBEB and Internal Revenue Service.
  • Mr Moses O. Agama moves as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development to Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development in charge of Accounts, Salaries, Pensions and Returns.
  • Mrs Patricia Okiri moves from Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and Planning to Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance in charge of Budget, Audit, Debt Management Office(DMO) and SFTAS and
  • Mrs Patience Offor Okorie is the only new appointee and she is to serve as SA Welfare in the Office of the First Lady of the State.